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Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) Thresholds in Scotland

If you've been keeping an eye on the tax payable on new house purchases, you may know that in England the stamp duty holiday has been extended.  The equivalent tax in Scotland, namely Land and Buildings Transaction Tax ('LBTT') attracted a nil rate band up to £250,000 until 31 March 2021, but this has not [...]

By |2021-03-31T13:00:09+01:00March 31st, 2021|Buying & Selling Residential Property|Comments Off on Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) Thresholds in Scotland

First Home Fund – Re-opening Soon!

From 1 April 2021 the First Home Fund will re-open for applications from first-time buyers trying to get on the property ladder. What is the First Home Fund? The First Home Fund provides loans of up to £25,000 to first-time buyers on both resale and new build properties. How does the scheme work? Eligible buyers [...]

By |2021-09-21T11:13:15+01:00March 25th, 2021|Buying & Selling Residential Property|Comments Off on First Home Fund – Re-opening Soon!

Eviction Notice Periods have changed

Notice to Landlords / Tenants The Scottish Government passed an emergency law in March to protect renters in Scotland during coronavirus (COVID-19). This has recently been amended slightly and extended to 31 March 2021. As a result, if your landlord starts the eviction process on or after 3 October 2020 and on or before 31 [...]

By |2021-09-21T11:19:06+01:00November 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Eviction Notice Periods have changed

More on Scotland’s Smacking Ban and Children’s Rights

Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act finally became law on November 7.   Are you aware of the change? Whilst the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act was originally passed in November 2019, the essential part bringing the ban of smacking into full effect was to come 12 months later. Therefore, as of [...]

By |2021-09-21T11:30:10+01:00November 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on More on Scotland’s Smacking Ban and Children’s Rights

Good News from the Treasury

Help to Buy ISA Scheme Extension of Bonus Deadline HM Treasury have announced a temporary change to the Help to Buy ISA Scheme Rules.   Given the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the housing market, these temporary changes will initially be in force until 30 June 2020. The most important change to home buyers is [...]

By |2021-09-21T11:51:25+01:00May 27th, 2020|Buying & Selling Residential Property|Comments Off on Good News from the Treasury

Coronavirus Update: Property Latest

EDIT:  Following the First Minister’s release of the routemap to ease Scotland out of lockdown, we can now update you on the impact this will have on property sales / purchases. Phase 1 – It is anticipated that we will enter Phase 1 on 28 May 2020 – there will be no change during this [...]

By |2020-05-22T16:44:42+01:00May 14th, 2020|Buying & Selling Residential Property, Personal Legal Services|Comments Off on Coronavirus Update: Property Latest

Coronavirus: Property Update

Buying and selling property is an extremely stressful time and the recent decision of the Register of Scotland to close the Property Register to new applications has resulted in a lot of uncertainty among people due to move just now, and also in the upcoming weeks. Registration of a title deed in favour of the [...]

By |2020-04-03T16:53:31+01:00April 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Coronavirus: Property Update

Complying with Family Court Orders During Lockdown

Many parents are concerned about how they can comply with the latest Government guidance without breaching a Family Court Order.  Or, whether they can continue with informal contact arrangements made for the shared care of their children. These questions and more have been answered by the Lord President, which you can read in full in [...]

By |2020-03-30T11:25:27+01:00March 30th, 2020|Family Law, Personal Legal Services|Comments Off on Complying with Family Court Orders During Lockdown

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